Category Archives: agriculture

The Power of Urban Agriculture

by Vicki Gerberich One of my favorite aspects of teaching the SUST 230 Food course in RU’s Sustainability Studies program is the fact that I have the opportunity to talk about urban agriculture and often introduce students to organizations and … Continue reading

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Policy Initiatives for Combating Food Waste

By Yessenia Balcazar Among the topics that were covered in my most recent courses I have taken as a sustainability studies major at Roosevelt University, I found that the topic of food waste, particularly the sources of food waste, to … Continue reading

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Kick off Earth Month at RU with a Field Trip to Angelic Organics Farm this Sun 4/9

This semester’s SUST 230 Food class, taught by Prof. Vicki Gerberich at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus, is heading out to Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia IL this Sunday, April 9th, for a tour of a working biodynamic organic farm founded by … Continue reading

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Fall 2017 Course Preview for SUST 350 Service & Sustainability at Eden Place Nature Center

This coming fall semester (2017) the Sustainability Studies program once again offers a unique transformational service learning course, SUST 350 Service and Sustainability, at the Chicago Campus as well as online. Taught by SUST professor Mike Bryson, the course theme … Continue reading

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SUST Field Trip to Angelic Organics Farm Planned for this Sunday, Oct. 9th

This semester’s SUST 230 Food online class, taught by Prof. Vicki Gerberich, plans to head out to Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia IL this Sunday, October 9th, for a tour of a working biodynamic organic farm founded by Farmer John Peterson. Angelic Organics … Continue reading

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Roosevelt’s Wabash Rooftop Garden 2016 Season Underway at the Chicago Campus

The 5th floor Wabash Rooftop Garden at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus is ready and raring to go! All of the garden’s vegetable and herb seedlings have been transplanted, the bounty of which will be donated to the Wabash Dining Center. The … Continue reading

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Three Plots Still Available in RU Community Garden at Schaumburg Campus

Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus Community Garden is one of the origin sites for our university’s sustainability movement, and is a thriving hub of gardening innovation and community building. Right now, three 5×5 plots are still available for this year’s growing season. … Continue reading

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